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Uwaylim Destination Guide

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Uwaylim in the region of Anbar is a place located in Iraq - some 21 mi (or 34 km) West of Baghdad, the country's capital.

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Local time in Uwaylim is now 01:40 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Zaya, Tikrit, Sulayman Nazif, Muhammad Baqir, Arab Salman or Khalaf Laftah. While being here, you might want to check out Shaykh Dir' al Muhammad, Qaryat al Lahib, Hasan al Laji, Hudayb al Husayn, Uwaylim and Amil Hasan as well. We discovered some clip posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.




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Interesting facts about this location

Battle of Cunaxa

The Battle of Cunaxa was fought in 401 BC between Cyrus the Younger and his elder brother Arsaces, who had inherited the Persian throne as Artaxerxes II in 404 BC. The great battle of the revolt of Cyrus took place 70 km north of Babylon, at Cunaxa, on the left bank of the Euphrates River. The main source is a Greek eyewitness and soldier, Xenophon.

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Located at 33.42, 44.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:401 BC, 5th-century BC conflicts, Anabasis (Xenophon), Battles involving ancient Greece, Battles involving the Achaemenid Empire

Abu Ghraib

Not to be confused with Abu Gorab.

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Located at 33.42, 44.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Baghdad Province

Baghdad Central Prison

The Baghdad Central Prison, formerly known as Abu Ghraib prison is in Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi city 32 km (20 mi) west of Baghdad. It was built by British contractors in the 1950s. Observers estimated that in 2001, the prison held as many as 15,000 inmates. In 2002 Saddam's government began an expansion project to add six new cellblocks to the prison. In October 2002, Saddam Hussein gave amnesty to most prisoners in Iraq.

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Located at 33.42, 44.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:1960s establishments, Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse, George W. Bush administration controversies, Human rights in Iraq, Military installations of Iraq, Military police of the United States, Penal system in Iraq, Prisoner-of-war camps, Prisons in Iraq, Torture in the United States

Dur-Kurigalzu

Dur-Kurigalzu was a city in southern Mesopotamia near the confluence of the Tigris and Diyala rivers about 30 km west of the center of Baghdad. It was founded by a Kassite king of Babylon, Kurigalzu I, some time in the 14th century BC, and was abandoned after the fall of the Kassite dynasty.

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Located at 33.42, 44.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Iraq, Baghdad Province, Kassite cities

Baghdad International Airport

Baghdad International Airport, and also Saddam International Airport originally,, is Iraq's largest airport, located in a suburb about 16 km west of downtown Baghdad in the Baghdad Governorate. It is the home base for Iraq's national airline, Iraqi Airways. It is often abbreviated BIAP, although BIAP is not an official airport code.

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Located at 33.42, 44.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Iraq, Buildings and structures in Baghdad, Saddam Hussein, Transport in Baghdad